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Having to relogin when editing guide and lost entry

Travel Forums System Talk Having to relogin when editing guide and lost entry

1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

I just spent 30 minutes editing the guide entry for Lille. When I clicked on the button to save the entry, the login screen came up saying "The page you are trying to access requires you to be logged in." I entered my info and clicked on Login to be taken to the edit Lille page again, which had none of my changes. I tried going back a few screens in my browser, but that edit page had lost the changes I made as well.

I had been logged in to get to the edit page before.

A few questions:
1) Anyway to get that information back, or is it now lost? I'd hate to have to do it all over again.

2) If there isn't a way to get it back, can we institute some sort of autosave feature with the guide, so that the entries don't disappear into the ether in the future?

Greg

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Hey Greg, this is kind of weird. The timeout is actually set to around 90 minutes, so 30 minutes of editing should be well within the bounds. I have usually found the back button is an ok way to get back the data (with Firefox at least), but that is certainly not fool proof either. An autosave would indeed be nice. I'll add this to a wishlist, it is a good idea.

Peter

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

I had this once before because coincidentally I was exactly logged in for two weeks (the max) and probably an extra half hour or so. Could it be like that as well?

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

Hey Utrecht,

I would guess it was the same for me, that I had been close to the two week log-in time. I think if I had hit back from the login screen I could have retrieved my text, but I logged in, which took me to a blank page. Hitting the back button by that time it was too late, the text was gone.

Anyway, I have re-entered the text, though I have a bad feeling that the introduction I wrote for Lille in the original article was much better.

Greg